ForgotToFlush - Steppin On Niggas by 21 Savage & Metro Boom: 9.1 / 10
This is like. Fucking Hilarious. 21 is trying so hard to be intimidating about how he's stepping on all these people on the way to te top and brag about all the sex he has and shots he's made and all that shit but no Metro was like "lmao fuck you have these fucking wrestling horns you're the hero now" and I just can't get over how WELL it works holy shit
John - Since I Left You by The Avalanches: 9.3 / 10
Uh, I can't really tell you why I just kinda turned it on and tuned out for like 20 minutes I'm a little scared? I really like how the song kinda just takes you on a trip in a way that feels disney-esque, as if you can just kind of, sit in place and reminisce on, like, change. Just a nice song.
Spiderz - Freeze Rael by Freeze Corleone: 7.7 / 10
Honestly boss you've sent me better songs, I wasn't incredibly impressed with the song. Whilst I like the beat behind it (which reminds me of the pokemon insurgence cave theme), the flow from this guy is like, hella meh.
Mixolydia - Le Secret (2011 Version) by Alcest: 7.75 / 10
This one feels like four different songs put into one, and you can generally tell where the split is (2:30 mark 4:30 mark for example), and it's especially noticeable in the switch from teh first quarter to the second quarter, where it feels like you could just cut the entire piece out and still get the same experience out of the song. Pacing issues aside, songs fine. Nothing major outside of that.
Shadecession - Quelqu'un m'a dit by Carla Bruni: 7.9 / 10
A really slow singer songwriter kinda song that gives you the feel of heartbreak and longing. While I enjoy that aspect, it definitely feels like it's more a movie song than anything, and because of that I don't feel connected to it really, it could be a lost in translation issue but I read over the lyrics and they just did not stand out to me that much.
I think Vertigo rec'd this artist to me, and I can see why. Songs really got an early buildup and really nice chord that the song's built around. Not sure if I like the reggae influences on this track in particular though.
Another haunting track that keeps really steady in terms of vocals, this one, despite lyrically being anxiety, don't vocally feel like anxiety. It's not a creeping voice in your head, nor an intrusive thought, it's just... a solemn haunting tune told from the perspective of anxiety, which kinda hurts my suspension of disbelief.
Awesome Rock song and it's instrumental moments are really good to listen to as buildup for when the vocals kick back in and the electric guitar back gets to come in again. I enjoy the listen, but think that it starts off kinda slow and get a bit repetitive in the mid-section.
Edjeanerations - Arc-en-Ciel by Polo & Pan: 8.25 / 10
I think the instrumental breakdown is probably the best part of the song for me, as it serves it's purpose of keeping it fresh so the vocals don't seem like they're droning on and on continually. Wish they tried some different takes on the intonation / note they were singing in because just like the weekend singing in one register gets old after a while. Everything else is nice though
I really like 1:28 - 2:00, where Lazuli breaks out the vocals for the chorus, because the verses themselves are kinda boring and just sound like they're making me wait for the chorus. Think the tonal shift is annoying, and wish the entire thing just sounded similar to the chorus itself, but this is a problem for a lot of recent songs structurally, and the highs more than make up for the lows.
Really solid jam that just calls for me to pop open a bottle of something and just sit on the couch and drink to it. Equally would be played at late night parties. Feels very high end and smooth, but consistently so.
Schiavetto - Ghetto Tale (Son) by Kayna Samet: 8.45 / 10
This one feels like a good shot of 2000's r&b based around the ghetto and how being in it affects the person. Especially appreciative of how strong the gun & police sirens are used in the song, and the lyricism evokes the need to get out due to an (unspecificed?) incident (albeit based on the title I assume it's the death of her son?)
This one feels like a bit of a romp with a sad tinge to it, bittersweet in the way that its an ending, but one they feel happy to get rid of. Is that true? No Clue, but the atmosphere gives it a lot of edge in what would otherwise be a fairly standard track, and colours the instrumental choices in a better light.
Abdel - Commes De Enfants by Couer de Pirate: 8.6 / 10
This is pleasant and cute. It's got a very genuine tone to it, which is helped by the lighter piano notes & melody, I also appreciate the backgrounds synth(?) that pops up every so often. My fav part has to be the guitar that comes in so the singer doesn't have to stress their vocals
This feels like I am listening to an edgy anime theme song. The age of this vocaloid shows because it doesn't sound as mechanical as a lot of the modern ones, but I think that despite the obvious mechanicalness of it, this vocaloid song does the best with what it has and it was a lot easier to suspend my disbelief w/ this song than usual (probably because im not overtly familiar w/ french)
Adam - AGITATIONS TROPICALES by L'imperatrice: 9 / 10
Songs really based around it's guitar, which is used wonderfully here and helps to build a really sparkly pop soundscape, as the flourishes help build the song and keeps it fresh & memorable as it goes on
I too, love the french in this song. Isn't it so french-esque. Francais. Francophone. Injesting the oozing french energy. Loving how you took The Silent Revolution seriously.(It's a nice beat, feels kinda slow to build up, honestly)
Really felt like this song was just loud club music and it came off kind of obnoxious bc of that. Strictly not bad or boring, just really requires me to be in the right mood to listen to, and not a song to put me in that mood either.